The Director of Philanthropy provides the vision, leadership and management for all of Temple Sholom’s fundraising initiatives. As a member of the management team, the successful candidate will provide senior leadership and direction to the board, volunteers and staff of Temple Sholom in the development and implementation of all fundraising activities including annual campaigns, special events, capital projects and endowments. The Director of Philanthropy provides strategic direction and oversight for a broad range of development strategies to cultivate and steward donors and effectively communicate the case for support. This position reports to the Senior Rabbi.
This is a contract position with an expectation of a minimum of 25 hours per week and flexible work hours. This is a new position recently approved by the Board of Trustees
Temple Sholom is a Reform congregation serving Vancouver’s Jewish community for more than fifty years. Temple Sholom is the largest synagogue in Western Canada maintaining 700+ households, a 150-student supplementary Religious School, an active seniors program, Men’s & Women’s Groups, community outreach initiatives, ongoing Social Action Projects and vibrant Adult Learning. In 2013 the congregation engaged a new Senior Rabbi for the first time in 33 years. Subsequent strategic planning has identified a need to create a Culture of Philanthropy in the congregation. Temple Sholom has been recognized as a leading voice for social justice and progressive Jewish values in the Vancouver and throughout North America. Temple Sholom prides itself on being a Canadian Reform congregation that honours and sanctifies each and every person, integrating a deep sense of Jewish tradition with contemporary life.
- In consultation with the Senior Rabbi, Executive Director, Director of Finance and Philanthropy Committee, develop, Implement and monitor a strategic development plan which includes annual, capital, special project and endowment initiatives to support the ongoing operations of Temple Sholom
- Coordinate the identification, research and evaluation of donor prospects and develop custom solicitation plans for prospects
- Work with the Director of Finance, Executive Director, Administrative Staff and volunteers to manage the processing/recording of gifts, pledge collections, receipting and gift acknowledgment processes and develop fund development procedures which will be maintained on an ongoing basis
- Provide ongoing development reports to assess and monitor fundraising initiatives and campaigns
- Develop donor recognition strategies and policies to support fundraising initiatives
- Prepare all fundraising communications material including donor/prospect solicitation materials and correspondence, case for support, presentations and reports
- Work in partnership with staff and volunteer leadership to create consistent and impactful messaging about the mission and vision of Temple Sholom
- Recruit, train, support and motivate volunteer development leadership and committees
- Manage the annual development budget
Supervision and Management
- Supervise and manage a diverse group of volunteers
- Supervise and manage contractors, vendors and suppliers
- Liaise with volunteer leadership
COMPETENCIES AND CHARACTERISTICS
- Proven project management skills.
- Exceptional oral and written communication
- Ability to impact individuals and/or groups and influence a course of action
- Excellent team leadership, interpersonal and relationship building skills
- Ability to manage people and oversee a broad range of activities and initiatives
- Excellent strategic abilities
- Capacity to work independently and within a team
- Strong organizational, administrative and computer skills
- Collaborative team building management style
- Not-for-profit management experience
MEASURES OF SUCCESS
- Increase donor base by 25% from current
- Increase philanthropic contributions to Temple Sholom by $150,000-$250,000 in 24 months
- Meet development and engagement targets within specific demographic cohorts
- Volunteer engagement and leadership identification
- Establish replicable systems and practices for donor solicitation and recognition.